Quotations on Achievement

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We are the only country in the world that has taken people from so many different backgrounds, which is a great achievement by itself, but an even greater achievement is that we have turned all of that variety and diversity into unity.
- Lamar Alexander
(Keywords: People, Achievement, Country, Diversity, Unity, Variety, World)

It is probably not love that makes the world go around, but rather those mutually supportive alliances through which partners recognize their dependence on each other for the achievement of shared and private goals.
- Fred Allen
(Keywords: Love, Achievement, Goals, Dependence, World)

The greatest achievement was at first and for a time a dream. The oak sleeps in the acorn, the bird waits in the egg, and in the highest vision of the soul a waking angel stirs. Dreams are the seedlings of realities.
- James Allen
(Keywords: Dreams, Time, Soul, Achievement, Vision, First, Oak, Waking)

Achievement results from work realizing ambition.
- Adam Ant
(Keywords: Work, Achievement, Ambition, Results)

People seem to think that life began with the achievement of personal independence.
- Katharine Anthony
(Keywords: Life, People, Achievement, Independence)

But no nation can base its survival and development on luck and prayers alone while its leadership fritters away every available opportunity for success and concrete achievement.
- Ibrahim Babangida
(Keywords: Leadership, Success, Opportunity, Development, Achievement, Survival, Luck, Nation)

We have had such a letter movement on two occasions in Denmark when more than a quarter of the adult Danish population participated. Such an achievement, however, demands a really great effort and also a great deal of money.
- Fredrik Bajer
(Keywords: Money, Achievement, Denmark, Effort, Population)

My concentration was really on getting to university and becoming a doctor. My parents let me know that school marks were important. Achievement was something which came by hard work.
- Roger Bannister
(Keywords: Work, Achievement, Hard work, Parents, School, University)

The film was fair to his musical achievement and gave him every opportunity to explain himself.
- Martin Bashir
(Keywords: Opportunity, Achievement, Film)

Think of success as a game of chance in which you have control over the odds. As you begin to master concepts in personal achievement, you are increasing your odds of achieving success.
- Bo Bennett
(Keywords: Success, Achievement, Control, Chance)

Those who improve with age embrace the power of personal growth and personal achievement and begin to replace youth with wisdom, innocence with understanding, and lack of purpose with self-actualization.
- Bo Bennett
(Keywords: Age, Power, Wisdom, Achievement, Growth, Purpose, Innocence, Personal growth, Self, Understanding, Youth)

A dream becomes a goal when action is taken toward its achievement.
- Bo Bennett
(Keywords: Dream, Achievement, Action, Goal)

Creativity is a great motivator because it makes people interested in what they are doing. Creativity gives hope that there can be a worthwhile idea. Creativity gives the possibility of some sort of achievement to everyone. Creativity makes life more fun and more interesting.
- Edward de Bono
(Keywords: Life, People, Idea, Achievement, Creativity, Hope, Possibility, Fun)

Productive achievement is a consequence and an expression of health and self-esteem, not its cause.
- Nathaniel Branden
(Keywords: Health, Achievement, Cause, Expression, Self)

It is this conception of the unity of the human career which is perhaps the greatest achievement of historical study, since it gained a place analogous to that of natural science.
- James H. Breasted
(Keywords: Science, Achievement, Career, Study, Unity)

Thought is the original source of all wealth, all success, all material gain, all great discoveries and inventions, and of all achievement.
- Claude M. Bristol
(Keywords: Success, Thought, Achievement, Wealth, Gain, Inventions)

The most important thing to strive for in life is some kind of personal and professional achievement. Not as a man or a woman, but as a person.
- Candace Bushnell
(Keywords: Life, Achievement, Man, Woman)

Optimism is essential to achievement and it is also the foundation of courage and true progress.
- Nicholas M. Butler
(Keywords: Progress, Achievement, Courage, Optimism)

I have been in Congress for more than a half century. I have lived through times of fear and times of hope. Of despair and of achievement. I have seen our government at its best, but today I fear that we see our government at its worst.
- Robert Byrd
(Keywords: Government, Fear, Achievement, Hope, Congress, Despair, Today)

There is no short cut to achievement. Life requires thorough preparation - veneer isn't worth anything.
- George Washington Carver
(Keywords: Life, Achievement, Preparation, Worth)

Not in achievement, but in endurance, of the human soul, does it show its divine grandeur and its alliance with the infinite.
- Edwin Hubbel Chapin
(Keywords: Soul, Achievement, Alliance, Endurance, Infinite)

We cannot seek achievement for ourselves and forget about progress and prosperity for our community... Our ambitions must be broad enough to include the aspirations and needs of others, for their sakes and for our own.
- Cesar Chavez
(Keywords: Progress, Achievement, Aspirations, Community, Forget, Needs, Prosperity)

Simplicity is the final achievement. After one has played a vast quantity of notes and more notes, it is simplicity that emerges as the crowning reward of art.
- Frederic Chopin
(Keywords: Art, Achievement, Quantity, Reward, Simplicity)

My most brilliant achievement was my ability to be able to persuade my wife to marry me.
- Winston Churchill
(Keywords: Wife, Achievement, Ability)

The great achievement of the Catholic Church lay in harmonizing, civilizing the deepest impulses of ordinary, ignorant people.
- Kenneth Clark
(Keywords: People, Achievement, Church, Impulses)

Liberalism, on the other hand, regards life as an adventure in which we must take risks in new situations, in which there is no guarantee that the new will always be the good or the true, in which progress is a precarious achievement rather than inevitability.
- Morris Raphael Cohen
(Keywords: Life, Progress, Achievement, Adventure, Liberalism, Will)

Liberalism regards life as an adventure in which we must take risks in new situation, in which there is no guarantee that the new will always be the good or the true, in which progress is a precarious achievement rather than inevitability.
- Morris Raphael Cohen
(Keywords: Life, Progress, Achievement, Adventure, Liberalism, Will)

The results indicate that heterogeneity of race and heterogeneity of family educational background can increase the achievement of children from weak educational backgrounds with no adverse effect on children from strong educational backgrounds.
- James S. Coleman
(Keywords: Family, Achievement, Children, Effect, Race, Results)

To make the moral achievement implicit in science a source of strength to civilization, the scientist will have to have the cooperation also of the philosopher and the religious teacher.
- Arthur Holly Compton
(Keywords: Science, Civilization, Achievement, Strength, Cooperation, Religious, Will)

I find it hard to believe that human beings are the crowning achievement of life on earth. Something better than us has to come along.
- Doug Coupland
(Keywords: Life, Achievement, Earth)

My proudest achievement has been the success of the shows and artists I have been involved with, because they were made in Britain.
- Simon Cowell
(Keywords: Success, Achievement, Artists)

The moral and social aspiration proper to American life is, of course, the aspiration vaguely described by the word democratic; and the actual achievement of the American nation points towards an adequate and fruitful definition of the democratic ideal.
- Herbert Croly
(Keywords: Life, Achievement, American, Nation, Word)

The American economic, political, and social organization has given to its citizens the benefits of material prosperity, political liberty, and a wholesome natural equality; and this achievement is a gain, not only to Americans, but to the world and to civilization.
- Herbert Croly
(Keywords: Equality, Civilization, Achievement, American, Americans, Benefits, Gain, Liberty, Prosperity, World)

There are two kinds of people; those who are always well and those who are always sick. Most of the evils of the world come from the first sort and most of the achievement from the second.
- Louis Dudek
(Keywords: People, Achievement, First, World)

What is the recipe for successful achievement? To my mind there are just four essential ingredients: Choose a career you love, give it the best there is in you, seize your opportunities, and be a member of the team.
- Benjamin F. Fairless
(Keywords: Love, Successful, Achievement, Career, Mind)

Men's competitive team sports focus on the balance between individual achievement and team achievement with the emphasis on team achievement.
- Warren Farrell
(Keywords: Sports, Men, Achievement, Balance, Focus)

Even a mistake may turn out to be the one thing necessary to a worthwhile achievement.
- Henry Ford
(Keywords: Mistake, Achievement, May)

Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement, and success have no meaning.
- Benjamin Franklin
(Keywords: Success, Progress, Achievement, Growth, Improvement, Meaning, Words)

Meanwhile, parents, students and teachers all report higher satisfaction with charter schools. People like them. They cost less money. They raise the academic achievement of poor kids. Go ahead, get a little enthused.
- Maggie Gallagher
(Keywords: Money, People, Achievement, Kids, Parents, Poor, Satisfaction, Schools, Students, Teachers)

The major economic policy challenges facing the nation today - pick your favorites among the usual suspects of low public and household savings, concerns about educational quality and achievement, high and rising income inequality, the large imbalances between our social insurance commitments and resources - are not about monetary policy.
- Timothy Geithner
(Keywords: Quality, Policy, Achievement, Income, Inequality, Nation, Public, Today)

Coming to understand a painting or a symphony in an unfamiliar style, to recognize the work of an artist or school, to see or hear in new ways, is as cognitive an achievement as learning to read or write or add.
- Nelson Goodman
(Keywords: Work, Achievement, Artist, Learning, Painting, School, Style)

Peace is not the product of a victory or a command. It has no finishing line, no final deadline, no fixed definition of achievement. Peace is a never-ending process, the work of many decisions.
- Oscar Hammerstein II
(Keywords: Peace, Work, Achievement, Victory, Decisions)

Mere longevity is a good thing for those who watch Life from the side lines. For those who play the game, an hour may be a year, a single day's work an achievement for eternity.
- Helen Hayes
(Keywords: Life, Work, Achievement, Day, Eternity, Longevity, May, Play)

Great achievement is usually born of great sacrifice, and is never the result of selfishness.
- Napoleon Hill
(Keywords: Sacrifice, Achievement, Result, Selfishness)

It is no great art to say something briefly when, like Tacitus, one has something to say; when one has nothing to say, however, and none the less writes a whole book and makes truth into a liar - that I call an achievement.
- Horace
(Keywords: Art, Truth, Achievement, Nothing)

Inductive reason, which alone makes man master of his environment, is an achievement; and when once born it must be reinforced by inhibiting the growth of other modes of knowledge.
- Muhammed Iqbal
(Keywords: Knowledge, Achievement, Growth, Environment, Man, Reason)

But the perception of life as an organic unity is a slow achievement, and depends for its growth on a people's entry into the main current of world-events.
- Muhammed Iqbal
(Keywords: Life, People, Achievement, Growth, Perception, Unity, World)

I would say my greatest achievement in life right now - my greatest achievement period is - and I'm still trying to achieve it - is to be a wonderful father to my kids.
- Bo Jackson
(Keywords: Life, Father, Achievement, Kids, Now, Right, Trying)

At the same time I was being given a Lifetime Achievement Grammy.
- Etta James
(Keywords: Time, Achievement, Being)

The United States has made a massive effort since the end of the Second World War to secure the dominance of its films in foreign markets - an achievement generally pushed home politically, by writing clauses into various treaties and aid packages.
- Fredric Jameson
(Keywords: Home, War, Achievement, Effort, End, states, United, World, World war, Writing)



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